ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police have identified the man who died in a shooting in St. Petersburg Friday evening.
According to St. Petersburg Police, the shooting happened on the 2900 block of 15th Avenue South in St. Pete. The victim, Marquell Deangelo Boyd, 39, was shot in his driveway after a fight. Boyd was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said they found the suspect, Anthony Simmons, 52, a few blocks away from the scene. The man is now in custody.
St. Petersburg Police said the shooting death is the 8th homicide of 2022 in the city, down from 15 at the same time in 2021.
According to police stats: in 2020, they had 10 shooting homicides, and 30 in 2021. 13 in 2019, 15 in 2018, 13, in 2017. St. Pete Police said 2021 was an anomaly, 2022 is just slightly above the average for St. Pete.